Providing evidence-based therapies for couples of all ages and relationship statuses
For more than a decade, Dr. Tomassetti has worked with couples at all stages of their relationship, including before marriage and after divorce. Like individual therapy, the reasons that couples seek counseling are myriad. Some couples engage in therapy to prepare for cohabitation, recover from infidelity, improve communication, or to more effectively co-parent after a separation or divorce.
For distressed couples who find themselves engaging in repeated patterns or themes that make it difficult to resolve conflicts or experience a sense of fulfillment through the relationship, Dr. Tomassetti offers two forms of evidence-based couples therapy. Following your couple’s intake session, she will help you determine which is the better fit for your relationship needs:
IBCT is an empirically supported intervention for couples in distress. It seeks to balance acceptance and change using principles of behaviorism. In IBCT, couples learn to reinterpret their partner’s behavior in a neutral to positive manner, communicate more effectively, and problem solve more efficiently. The result is that partners feel less polarized in the relationship and better able to work as a team.